# John Adrian Bondy

**John Adrian Bondy**, (Born 1944) a dual British and Canadian citizen, was a professor of graph theory at the University of Waterloo, in Canada. He is a faculty member of Université Lyon 1, France. Bondy is known for his work on Bondy–Chvátal theorem together with Václav Chvátal. His coauthors include Paul Erdős.

John Adrian Bondy | |
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Born | 1944 |

Nationality | British, Canadian |

Education | University of Oxford |

Occupation | Professor |

Bondy received his Ph.D. in graph theory from University of Oxford in 1969. Bondy has served as a managing editor and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B.[1]

Bondy was dismissed from his tenured position at Waterloo in 1995, after 28 years in which he had been a major contributor to the renown of the University's Department of Combinatorics and Optimization. The reasons for dismissal centered on "Bondy's acceptance of a teaching post in France, and the acceptability of someone who is on UW's faculty payroll holding a full-time job elsewhere."[2]

Paul Erdős, at the time the world's most renowned combinatorialist, returned his honorary doctorate to the University of Waterloo in protest.[3]

## Select books and publications

- Bondy, John Adrian; Murty, U.S.R. (1976),
*Graph Theory with Applications*, North-Holland, archived from the original on 2012-06-16, retrieved 2012-06-28.[4][5] - Bondy, John Adrian; Murty, U.S.R. (2008),
*Graph Theory*, Springer. - Bondy, John Adrian (1971), "Pancyclic graphs I",
*Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B*,**11**(1): 80–84, doi:10.1016/0095-8956(71)90016-5.[6] - Bondy, John Adrian; Hemminger, R. L. (1977), "Graph reconstruction – a survey",
*Journal of Graph Theory*,**1**(3): 227–268, doi:10.1002/jgt.3190010306.[7]

## Notes

- Cunningham et al. (2004).
- UW Gazette & September 20, 1995, http://www.communications.uwaterloo.ca/Gazette/1995/Gazette,%20September%2020,%201995/Faculty%20dismissal%20case%20discussed/Front%20page:%20professor%20is%20identified) (archive)
- Erdős, Paul (4 June 1996). "Dear President Downey" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
With a heavy heart I feel that I have to sever my connections with the University of Waterloo, including resigning my honorary degree which I received from the University in 1981 (which caused me great pleasure). I was very upset by the treatment of Professor Adrian Bondy. I do not maintain that Professor Bondy was innocent, but in view of his accomplishments and distinguished services to the University I feel that 'justice should be tempered with mercy.'

- Review in MathSciNet.
- Citations in Google Scholar.
- Citations in Google Scholar.
- Citations in Google Scholar.

## References

- J. Adrian (John) Bondy at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- MathSciNet: Bondy, John Adrian
- Adrian Bondy's webpage
- Cunningham, Bill; Haxell, Penny; Richter, Bruce; Wormald, Nick; Thomason, Andrew (2004), "Dedication to Adrian Bondy and U.S.R. Murty",
*Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B*,**90**(1): 1, doi:10.1016/j.jctb.2003.10.001.